Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174178
Permission denied on boot when installed on reiserfs partition
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed on a reiserfs3 partition.
Accepted default other than partitions and not installing a boot manager.
Installation went ok.
On all subsequent boots I got permission denied errors and boot would hang when starting syslogd.
This was because selinux is set to enforcing by default and selinux does not like resiserfs.
A warning and/or setting selinux to disabled if a non ext? partition is selected for / during install would be nice.
Needed to boot using rescue cd or another installation of linux to turn selinux off.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install to a reiserfs 3 partition accepting defaults other than selecting the partition (and possibly not installing a boot mananger)
Actual Results: Could not boot because syslogd was denied permissions.
Many other processes were denied permission during boot, but syslogd halted the boot.
Expected Results: Normal boot.
I am asssuming that this has something to do with reiserfs because I know selinux does not like reiserfs.
When the kernel resuports reiserfs this will start working. Unfortunately we
don't support Reiserfs.